Toronto’s Culinary Talent Showcase

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A different dinner 4 nights a week

Tuesdays, Depanneur founder Len Senater cooks up something tasty for y’all
Wednesdays, Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman — Creative vegan comfort foods w/ fresh local & organic produce from Fresh City Farms — P.W.Y.C. after 7:30
Thursdays, Pop Up Showcase of T.O.’s best in the indie food scene, with a new feature chef each month
Fridays Invited guest chefs, amateur or professional, cook their favourite dish — it’s “open mic night” for culinary talent in Toronto

Drop-In Dinners are prepared by a rotating cast of chefs, and priced around $10-$14 (incl. tax). Dinners start at 6pm, and are served first-come, first served until we sell out, or until around 8:30. No reservations are needed or taken – just “drop in”. Seating is at one of the two big tables or at the window counters. Dinners can also be ordered to-go, and you’re welcome to bring your own containers if you like.

Every Drop-In Dinner offers a selection of hot & cold beverages, a homemade soup ($4), and a side salad ($3). Wherever possible, we provide vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free options. Check event listings for menu details.

The Dep is not licensed and events are not BYOB.

We’re always looking for enterprising foodies who’d like cook for a crowd and make a bit of extra cash. If you’d like to do a Drop-In Dinner at The Depanneur, click here to learn more.

Upcoming Drop-in Dinners

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March 5 @ 6:00 pm

March Pop-UP Showcase: Patacon Pisao by Cookie Martinez

Every Thursday in March, a friend and veteran favourite at the Dep — Cookie Martinez — is serving her special Patacon Pisao, a classic Latin American dish from the Colombian coast. Patacon starts by warming unripened green plantain to flatten, … Continue reading


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March 6 @ 6:00 pm

DROP-IN DINNER: Malaysian Curry Laksa by Marni Wolf

So it’s cold and there’s nothing like a hot soup! Curry Laksa soup is a traditional Malaysian dish with unclear origins (some believe it has Persian/Urdu roots, while others argue that it is native to China). But almost all Curry … Continue reading


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March 10 @ 6:00 pm

DROP-IN DINNER by Len Senater

Len Senater is the founder and proprietor of The Depanneur, who happily cooks for his friends and neighbours every Tuesday night. Dinner is usually around $12; menus for the week are posted on Monday. Vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free options are usually available as … Continue reading


Every Wednesday: Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman Amazing vegan comfort food, with local organic vegetables from Fresh City Farms. Dinner is usually around $12 (tax-in); menus for the week are posted on Monday. Pay What You Can after 7:30 Fresh City Farms CSA … Continue reading


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March 12 @ 6:00 pm

March Pop-UP Showcase: Patacon Pisao by Cookie Martinez

Every Thursday in March, a friend and veteran favourite at the Dep — Cookie Martinez — is serving her special Patacon Pisao, a classic Latin American dish from the Colombian coast. Patacon starts by warming unripened green plantain to flatten, … Continue reading